Nick Hopkins and Owen Gibson
July 11, 2012
The military has been asked to provide up to 3,500 extra troops to guard the London Olympics, amid concerns that private security firm G4S will be unable to deliver the number of staff it promised.
Ministers have been forced into the last-ditch move only a fortnight before the Games because they are concerned that G4S cannot guarantee it will be able to supply the 13,700 guards it was contracted to deliver.
(…) “This has [...]
BISMARCK, N.D. — Since Californians shrank their property taxes more than three decades ago by passing Proposition 13, people around the nation have echoed their dismay over such levies, putting forth plans to even them, simplify them, cap them, slash them. In an election here on Tuesday, residents of North Dakota will consider a measure that reaches far beyond any of that — one that abolishes the property tax entirely.
A former high school football who was wrongfully accused of rape and sentenced to six years in prison now wants the State of California to pay him for every day he had spent behind bars.
Attorneys representing 26-year-old Brian Banks said their client is entitled to $100 a day for every day of his incarceration under state law.
Banks was exonerated this week after his accuser, Wanetta Gibson, admitted she had made [...]
A high school football star who was once one of the most highly-sought players in the country has had a rape charge against him dismissed after his accuser admitted it had never happened.
Brian Banks, 26, who spent six years behind bars in California, collapsed in sobs during a court hearing as a prosecutor quickly conceded the decade-old case and moved for a dismissal.
‘There are no words in any language, no [...]
I’d like a journalist or congress person to ask Bernanke if gold is so worthless and a gold standard so bad, why is it so hard to have an audit, why is it taxed so highly, why do central banks still hold it, why aren’t the swap arangements more transparent? I’d also ask why is it the only time the Fed spends discussing gold and a gold standard it’s to [...]
POLITICO’s Ginger Gibson:
Newt Gingrich took the opportunity of being on Florida’s space coast to revisit one of his favorite topics: space exploration.
“By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American,” Gingrich said to applause.
He said the development would include commercial and private efforts, and will make apparent, “we clearly have the capacity that Chinese and the Russians will never come [...]
September 3, 2011
Court ruling informs guitar company that it should move production to Madagascar.
HONOLULU (AP) — In an effort to control the Big Island’s wild donkey population, about 100 of them are being taken to California.
KITV reports ( http://bit.ly/qqIQV0 ) the Humane Society of the United States is planning to remove the donkeys on a chartered plane next month. Humane Society’s Hawaii director Inga Gibson says they’ll go to animal sanctuaries
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Woman: Pinky cut off over $80 debt: krqe.com
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque woman claims she was kidnapped and beaten over an $80 debt.
It all started after the alleged victim arrived at an apartment complex north of San Mateo and Gibson boulevards in Southeast Albuquerque on Friday. She told police she saw 41-year-old Kari Pacheco outside. Pacheco followed her.
A short time later, a man came up to her and [...]